Friday, October 15, 2010

Night at the hospital

Evan went in for his radiation treatment yesterday and before they would take him for the treatment they wanted to check his bilirubin count. It was back up again to 3.4. We are not sure what is causing his count to be so high but Evan feels that it is something that is not going to reverse so they went ahead with the treatment.

We faced a decision that placed us between a rock and a hard place. The tumor in Evan's liver had doubled in size in a matter of 3 months so it was important to treat that tumor. Treating that tumor now puts him at greater risk for liver failure due to his bilirubin count, so we have spent the night at the hospital so that they can continue to monitor him.

They have a IV continually running to keep him hydrated and help his liver process what is going on. This should help keep his liver healthy. There is a possibility that he will be sent home with an IV for the weekend and we will have the help of Home Care to help with the IV.

Needless to say, it has been very stressful and will continue to be stressful until we know he is in the clear.

Thanks for all your prayers!

5 comments:

Melody said...

Evan,
I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You are a fighter. This too shall pass. Love ya lots, Mel

Shauna said...

We're thinking of you guys.

Coleen said...

I sure love you guys and it kills me to see you go through this.
We are also keeping you in our prayers, but I'm not sure my prayers go all the way up. Sometimes I feel like the man who asked the Savior to heal his son and Jesus asked him if he believed. "Yea, Lord, I believe, help Thou my unvelief." You're both awesome. Don't ever forget that!

Karen said...

You don't know me as I just happened upon your blog. I will be praying for your family. We are also a family fighting cancer. My son Eric was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma in December 2008. We are fortunate that he is in remission after a very rough ride. I believe that cancer affects the entire family in ways most folks don't understand. If it is okay, I'd like to keep you in our prayers.

Kris said...

Hoping for a speedy recovery! Thinking of you guys always.